Veterinary Department

The Veterinary Department of Leitrim County Council carries out a broad range of duties and enforcement of legislation relating to Food Safety, Veterinary Public Health, Animal Welfare, Control of Horses and Control of Dogs.


The Veterinary Officer for Leitrim is Mr James Madden.

Ph:      (071) 9650424 or 086 8525498


Statement of Purpose

Leitrim County Council Veterinary Department works to protect and enhance Public Health through enforcement of Food Safety legislation listed in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland Service Contract. Local consumers and producers benefit from this work. Leitrim County Council Veterinary Department works in co-operation with other appropriate disciplines within Leitrim County Council, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the Health Service Executive and other public health agencies.

Leitrim County Council currently employs one full-time County Veterinary Officer and one part-time Temporary Veterinary Inspector (TVI). The Veterinary Department operates under the Directorate of Environment, Emergency, Climate Change & Water Services.

  • EU Sturctural Fund
  • European Union